Public Schools Quiet, Registration Moves Forward


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Public Schools Quiet, Registration Moves Forward

This newspaper article shows how, even three years into integration, it was still moving slowly not just in terms of how many schools were integrating, or how many grades, but how many students. In some cases, "one negro student" equates to a school being integrated. This minimal amount of integration reflects the reluctance and resistance that remained. On the opposite side of this page, though not pictured, is an update on the situation in Birmingham. The headline reads "Wallace-U.S. Facedown Imminent in Birmingham: School mix slated today; troopers pour in." Though this is a stark difference from the "public schools quiet" headline of New Orleans' own progress with integration, it is important to remember that just three years prior, in 1960, New Orleans was going through a similar showdown.

Image Courtesy of The Times-Picayune, Sept. 4, 1963, p.1.


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